The Old Mill Old Mill Lane, Billingshurst, West Sussex
Marketed by:Comyn & James
143 Lower Street
- Plans for 5 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
- Plans for 3 Reception Rooms
- Plans for Impressive Kitchen
- Substantial Plot
- Private Lane
- Bld Regs WR/21/00819/DETFP
- Consent WR /20/01024/DOM
- Listed Consent WR/20/0125/LBC
- Access to Village Amenities
- No Onward Chain.
Superbly located in the heart of this highly sought after West Sussex village this is a unique opportunity for a purchaser to acquire a wonderful Grade II listed converted windmill with consent for refurbishment and a 2 storey extension to create an exceptional, individual home. Boasting magnificent views over the neighbouring fields, village and church, the top floor plans feature a bespoke glazed dome ensuring an abundance of light and air with access to a roof terrace with panoramic views.
Accommodation : Internally the accommodation currently provides an entrance porch with doors leading into an octagonal ground floor sitting room with fireplace and wood panelling with door to a ground floor cloakroom. Leading off the sitting room is an irregular shaped kitchen with units with a separate dining room featuring a parquet floor with access to a lean to conservatory.
On the first floor there is a split landing and staircase leading to an octagonal bedroom with balcony and 2 further
bedrooms with bathroom. Further stairs lead up to the top floor where there is main octagonal bedroom with glorious picture windows and views and a door giving access onto a large roof terrace overlooking the village and church.
Proposed Accommodation : The current plans which have been passed under Listed Building Consent
WR /20 /012025 /LBC and Planning Consent WR/20/01204/DOM (building plans approval WR/21/00819/DETFP) create a stunning transformation of the current accommodation into a truly original 5 bedroom period home. On the ground floor there would be a formal octagonal sitting room off which the plans provide a utility room, cloakroom and main reception hall. Leading off this is a wonderful kitchen breakfast room with family area and a garage. However a subsequent design now incorporates the garage to enlarge the entertaining area to a substantial room bringing together a kitchen, dining and family area forming the heart of the property with a separate study. On the first floor there would be 4 family bedrooms (one with en-suite) as well as a wonderful main octagonal bedroom with dressing room with en-suite and an additional separate family bathroom. The top floor is given over to an exceptional octagonal reception room with a glazed dome offering light and space with far reaching panoramic views and this would create a stunning study or library or family room. There is access onto a wide roof terrace overlooking the garden and church offering an ideal area for outside entertaining.
.Externally there is a deceptively large part walled garden extending to apx 0.2 acre with a large original mill pond offering tremendous scope for a striking landscape design. The current owners have designs drawn up and these can be inspected if required. The borders are well screened on all sides and there is access to the front where there is ample parking and currently a single garage which would be demolished under the new plans. The access is off a private lane with shared costs although we are advised residents are setting up a road repair fund.
Situation : Wisborough Green sums up the quintessential English village complete with cricket green , local inns, café, church and post office store, all of which ware within a 2 minute walk. The green plays host to many events with excellent road links to the historic town of Petworth and Billingshurst with its mainline station and secondary schooling at the highly rated Weald Community School.
Prospective viewers and purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves on the consents and building regulations by checking online with the planning information at Chichester District Council
History : According to local history the earliest reference was 1521 although it is not known when The Old Mill was actually built. The first record is in 1820 when it was referred to as a smock mill. The top was capped with sails and these were recorded as a diameter of 70ft.The windmill continued in use until 1910 when the cap no longer turned to enable the sails to face the wind.. The cap and sweeps were eventually taken down and the smock tower roofed in. It was left neglected until 1961 when it was built into its present form.
Local Council : Chichester District Council 01243 785166
Council Tax band - F £2,954.80 Services : Mains water , electricity and drainage and oil heating
Road Fund for Old Mill Lane has now been set up at £10 per month.